Myriam Jaidi

[An LLMJ creation set loosely to an old “gangsta” tune.  A thank you to Elizabeta Markuci for a lyrical turn]

Here’s a little somethin’ bout the H-1B

Havin’ so much trouble as a legit visa category

Grass-ley would like to say

It’s a crazy visa status, should be thrown away

Since it was established, so much trouble

Cuz of the few employers pullin’ tricks on the double

Breakin a rule or two, that’s what a few of them do

Not caring how it affects the rest of you

With a fake job no pay fake work-site

Messing things up for employers who do everything right

Hope the Gang of 8 is getting with it.

H-1B numbers need to increase by a big bit

A few indictments of alleged fakers here and there

Shouldn’t hurt the legit employers everywhere

Why the IT business model being picked on?

Many companies place people off-site, why not Dibon?

If they are benching they aren’t the best role model at the moment

But ‘til they’re proven guilty, the H-1B shouldn’t foment.

Everywhere you look, people trifling

Blaming H-1Bs for job growth stifling.

Entrepreneurs had hope with EIR and all that,

Now shaking their heads as their petitions go splat.

The H-1B should be a status built to last

Just ask Bill Gates, he’ll tell you: you better move fast

He’s lucky.  He has options. Like Canada, where he can bail to.

What about everyone else, what should they do?

Lobby, lobby, just like Mark Z. do!

It’s not about mentality it’s about economic need and reality

Lobby, lobby

Hopin’ you sophisticated politicians hear what they have to say.

And yes, April Fools!

This article was originally published on www.blog.cyrusmehta.com on April 1, 2013

About The Author

Myriam Jaidi is an Associate with Cyrus D. Mehta & Associates, PLLC where she represents clients on a full range of immigration matters, including employment-, family-, and humanitarian-based applications, as well as removal and consular matters. Ms. Jaidi received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Michigan Journal of Race & Law. She received her M.A. from Stanford and her B.A. cum laude from Harvard University.

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